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IC19 Workshop 33 - Systemic Trance Work - Stephen Gilligan, PhD

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Erickson Congress |  Erickson Congress 2019
Stephen Gilligan, PhD
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
2 Hours 01 Minutes
Audio Only
Original Program Date :
Dec 12, 2019
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This workshop presents Dr. Gilligan’s latest work of Systemic Trance, which describes how we generate our realities via the (mostly unconscious) maps of who we are, and what the world is. These systemic filters can be held negatively (in neuro-muscular lock) or generatively (in creative flow), resulting in either problems or positive solutions. To transform problems into resources, Systemic Trance first identifies the key parts of a performance map, then uses generative trance to open a fluid conversational space where each part is positive valued and integrated into a resource pattern. Lecture, demonstration, case examples, and exercises will be included.


Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe the hypnotherapy approach of Systemic Trance Work.
  2. Identify the general steps of implementing this therapeutic approach.
  3. Demonstrate and have students practice 3 core techniques of the approach.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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Stephen Gilligan Ph.D., is a Psychologist in Encinitas, CA. He was one of the original NLP students at UC Santa Cruz; Milton Erickson and Gregory Bateson were his mentors. After receiving his psychology doctorate from Stanford University, he became one of the premier teachers and practitioners of Ericksonian hypnotherapy. This work unfolded into his original approaches of Self-Relations and Generative Self, and then further (in collaboration with Robert Dilts) into Generative Coaching. These different traditions have all been updated and integrated into the present Generative Change Work, which includes the applications of Generative Coaching, Generative Psychotherapy, Generative Trance, Hero’s Journey, and Systemic Change work.


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